If asked to define the 'taste' of Summer in these parts I think I'd have to choose mango.
It seems a shame though that we have to wait all year for the small window of opportunity that allows us to enjoy their luscious deliciousness. And then two weeks in, we're all but mangoed out. Bacon and eggs for breakfast, who'd like some mango with that? Pikelets for smoko, how about some sliced mango on top? Corned Beef for tea, would you like chopped mango on the side?
Matthew and Jess arrived home from a day trip to Bottle Tree midweek, proud of their harvest of the small mango tree that grows near a tank overflow up there. Another three bags of ripe mangoes.
So this morning while the big fella raked hay,
I set about using up a few of the pesky Bowen Specials. From one of Julie Goodwin's recipes, a combination of
chopped mango, capsicum, onion, ginger, garlic and chilli,
with some pineapple juice, white wine vinegar, curry powder and raisins for good measure.
And there you have it,
And not until now did I realise my fancy-schmancy labels are one year out. Needless to say I'll still be writing 2012 in the cheque-book until somewhere around May.